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An Inside Look at the Roof Replacement Process

Need to replace your roof? You’re in luck! There are many stages of roof replacement, and each stage is essential to ensuring that your roof looks beautiful and stands the test of time. Let’s take a closer look at what goes into replacing a roof.

Stage 1: Erect Scaffolding

Before any work can be done, scaffolding must be erected to ensure the safety of anyone working on or around the roof. This step is crucial for making sure that your roof replacement is completed without any hiccups along the way. Plus, it gives you peace of mind knowing that everyone is safe during the process.

Stage 2: Strip Existing Roof

The existing roof must be stripped away before any new materials can be added. This ensures that all debris from the old roof is removed, giving you a clean slate for a brand-new one. During this stage, workers may also inspect and repair structural elements of your home's framework under the old roof if necessary.

Stage 3: Install EPS Trays (Eaves Protection System)

Eaves protection systems are designed to protect against water damage caused by rainwater flowing off your roof. They are made up of trays that fit snugly into eaves and gutters, allowing rainwater to flow freely while protecting other parts of your home from water damage.

Stage 4: Breather Membrane Fitted

Once all eaves protection systems are installed, workers will move on to fitting a breather membrane over the entire surface area of your new roof. This membrane helps ensure that no moisture will penetrate beneath the tiles or slates and cause long-term damage to your home’s structure.

Stage 5: Install BS Graded Lathes

After the breather membrane has been fitted, workers will install BS graded lathes onto your new roof structure as per manufacturer’s guidelines. These lathes help keep tiles or slates in place once they have been installed for maximum security and protection against wind and weather damage.

Stage 6: Install Roof Tiles/Slates

The next stage involves installing tiles or slates onto the BS graded lathes as per manufacturer’s guidelines, ensuring that they are securely fastened and sealed into place with mortar or dry fix systems where appropriate.

Stage 7: Dry Fix Systems Installed

To finish off installation process, dry fix systems such as dry valleys, dry hips, dry verge and dry ridge will be used where necessary to make sure all components of your new roof stay securely in place with minimal maintenance required throughout its lifespan.

Stage 8: Repoint Chimney & Flaunching If Necessary In some cases, repointing chimney brickwork and reflaunching may be necessary when replacing your roof.

Stage 9: Replace Flashings If Necessary

In some cases flashings may need replacing due to age related wear & tear which can lead to leaks.

Stage 10: Dispose Of Waste Responsibly

Any waste created during the installation process should be disposed of responsibly according local laws regulations.

With these 10 steps you can rest assured knowing that all aspects of your replacement have been taken care of properly - right down to disposing waste responsibly! Not only does this mean you can enjoy having an aesthetically appealing new rooftop for years to come but RoofMate also provides you with 15 year workmanship guarantee upon receipt for extra peace of mind! So why wait? Get started on replacing yours today!


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